Watch out! These deceitful Dungeons and Dragons monsters are around the corner they could be hidden in plain sight or maybe even disguised as your friends…
Dungeons and Dragons is known for its multitude of dangerous monsters and creatures that are able to inflict fates worse than death. You probably could recognize a dragon or a beholder with ease, but what about the monsters that you can’t identify so easily? We brought you a list with interesting monsters to watch out for while adventuring.
1. Gelatinous Cube.
You might be asking yourself “What’s so scary about a big wall of Jell-O?” Well these things need a wisdom check JUST to be seen and they love to hide in plain sight on the corridors and small spaces of dungeons. Any adventurer that gets trapped will get engulfed by them and take continuous acid damage. Also, don’t let any hunters or warlocks get near them.
2. Cranium Rat.
Cranium rats look and act just like normal ones, except that they have their brains exposed and have innate psionic abilities. They also get smarter whenever they are close to each other. The most famous example of their potential can be seen on the game Planescape: Torment, where a colony of cranium rats formed a powerful collective mind known as Many-as-One.
3. Atropal Scion.
Oh boy, depending on your point of view, an Atropal Scion can be either one of the most interesting or the most inappropriate creatures of the DnD franchise. They are pieces of flesh from divine entities that were given unlife and form by the most evil gods. Atropals look like still-born fetuses and are cunning and extremely powerful.
Doppelgangers resemble tall and athletic gray aliens, and are deceptively strong and swift. These creatures are exceptionally self-centered and love to literally take other people’s lives. After studying an individual, the Doppelganger will murder them and then take their form and appearance. A nice guy to have around if you like adventures centered on betrayals and spies.
Resembling a simple pile of rocks or a stalagmite, ropers are vicious creatures that are able to grapple their victims with tendrils and damage four enemies at once. They also like to bite off chunks of flesh from adventurers who have annoyed their DMs.
If you like surprises then you’ll probably like to encounter these monsters on your adventures, just don’t let their initial appearance deceit you, as they can put a premature end to your journey.
Perhaps your players might need an exotic weapon to help them in their battles against these tricky foes?